First, Ben Bernanke:
WASHINGTON (June 3) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is urging Congress and the Obama administration to start plotting a strategy to curb record-high U.S. budget deficits. Failing to do so could eventually erode investor confidence and endanger the economy's prospects for long-term health, he said.
Then there's the Department of Energy:
WASHINGTON (June 3) -- The government accidentally posted on the Internet a list of government and civilian nuclear facilities and their activities in the United States, but a U.S. official said Wednesday the posting included no information that compromised national security.
And, of course, there's plenty of evidence that President Obama has been taking oratory lessons from the Veep:
President Obama said in an interview Monday with a French TV reporter that "if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."
But that claim, which you can see in the transcript released by the White House on Tuesday, doesn't seem to pass muster.
The highest estimate of the number of Muslims in America is about 8 million, out of a population of more than 304 million. That's about two percent, which is nowhere near the top percentage for countries around the world.
Obama made the claim just after stating that "we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam."
"And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. And so there's got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples," he said.
By the way, when you give presents, be sure to give something your guests can't afford to give themselves:
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to take charge of the war in Afghanistan Tuesday called "significant growth" of the Afghan army and national police the key to his strategy, but the annual cost of building and maintaining the existing Afghan force is more than four times larger than the entire Afghan economy.
And Leno thinks he does comedy.